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Alpha1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

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Complete Blood Count (CBC)

The Complete Blood Count (CBC) Red Blood Cell Tests White Blood Cell Tests The Complete Blood Count (CBC) The most common laboratory test is the complete blood count (CBC). It examines the components of blood, including red and white blood cells and platelets. Most test results are reported as amounts in a sample of blood (for example, cells per milliliter) or as a percentage. Other laboratory tests are discussed in Fact Sheet 122 ...
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IGG2-subclass deficiency (UPDATE) (IgG SUBCLASS DEFICIENCY, 2010)

Hi Dr. Frascino,I had a blood exam which showed my overall IgG level to be quite low, but still normal: 704 (normal range 700-1600). However, it turned out that I now don't only have a IgG2-subclass-deficiency, but a combined IgG2- and IgG4-subclass...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Dude,Here's the scoop on your IgG subclass deficiency and my take on your negative 12.5-week HIV test. IgG2 is the most common IgG subclass deficiency and may also be associated with IgA deficiency. It usually causes recurrent respiratory tract... Read more »

JAMA article on virus inhibitory peptide

I happened to see a short article in a May issue of JAMA about a natural peptide found in human blood that blocks HIV, considered to be a possible source of a new class of HIV drugs. Can you explain in layman's terms? What point is the research at?
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting.Here is a link to the article in the Journal Cell which describes this new peptide which has been named virus inhibitory peptide (VIRIP). This peptide was discovered by German researchers who performed experiments in... Read more »

ALT number?

Is 77U/ml ALT blood test result somethng to be concerned with? I had a hep panel test and that came back negative as well as a liver ultrasound which was negative as well? Can you please advise on what steps I should take now?thank you in advance
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...level is quite high and needs rapid follow-up. I would pursue further testing for hepatitis A, B, C, hemochromatosis, alpha 1 antitrypsin, ceruloplasmin. If these do not make the diagnosis, then I would pursue a liver biopsy. Let your physician... Read more »

inquiring about possible hep b and c

my husband at the age of 10 yrs had hep A now at 30 yrs he is having abnormal blood tests his GGT is high, alk phos is high ect. these have been ignored by his gp untill we insisted it was investigated. all he has had is a phone call from the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I agree that your husband needs a thorough evaluation with a hepatologist for his abnormal GGT and Alk phos. Your GP is starting with a reasonable panel to evaluate viral and non-viral causes for liver disease.However, it would be reasonable to be... Read more »
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Chinese Acupuncture

What Is Acupuncture? Why Do People With HIV Use Acupuncture? How Is Acupuncture Used? What Are the Risks and Side Effects? How Do We Know It Works? For More Information What Is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is a healing technique used... Read more »
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Starting Anti-HIV Medications

Terms Used in This Fact Sheet AIDS: acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. AIDS is the most severe stage of HIV infection. People infected with HIV are diagnosed with AIDS when their CD4 count falls below 200 cells/mm 3 or if they develop an... Read more »
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What Is AIDS?

What Does "AIDS" Mean? How Do You Get AIDS? What Happens if I'm HIV Positive? How Do I Know if I Have AIDS? Is There a Cure for AIDS? For More Information What Does "AIDS" Mean? AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency... Read more »
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Fatigue

What Is Fatigue? Is Fatigue Important? How Do I Know if I Have Fatigue? What Causes Fatigue, and How Is It Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Fatigue? Fatigue is tiredness that does not go away when you rest. It can be physical or... Read more »
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Read the stories but I think I'm still +

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I've read all the uplifting stories and still cant stop thinking I'm positive as well as some of my family members. I've posted before so some of you may rememeber. My risk was slight oral exposure (on her) to a stripper that was from Russia. It... Read more »

Selective IgM deficiency

Posted by Impossible, 1 Reply
So after looking through some of my previous blood work I realized it was a IgM deficiency not IgG. "Patients with SIgM deficiency should be under the care of a clinical immunologist, as a workup to exclude other immunodeficiencies is essential." ... Read more »

DEFICIENCIES OR NOT??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
recently i went to my regular physician for a tongue condition,he said it looked like possibly some type of vitamin deficiency, he did a cbc blood count and an iron deficiency check ,still waiting for results,my question is would or could this be a... Read more »

VITAMIN DEFICIENCY !!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
im having this problem that resembles a vitamin deficiency,the problem im having is a sore burning tongue and most recently erection diffuculties,im a 51 yr old white male,my question is,,,,has anyone ever heard of these being symptoms due to hiv... Read more »